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Anne's V i s u a l A r t  S t u d i o 
208 West Broad Street in historic downtown Richmond, Virginia 23220
Anne's Visual Art Studio is an artist run Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery and Painting/Photography Studio representing Established and Emerging Local, Regional and National Artists. Rotating Exhibitions open with an Artist Talk followed by a showcase of Painting, Photography, Works on Paper, Sculpture, and Mixed Media. Museum Quality Pieces and Installations create something for everyone when combined with Exceptional Emerging Talent. The Gift Shop features a fun selection of Handmade Jewelry, Ceramics, Prints, Cards and Decorative Art. Consultations with Curatorial and Design Services, Drawing and Painting Classes, Portraits, Commissions, Scenic Art and Set Decorating can also be arranged with the gallery. Visual Art Studio, established in 1990, registered in 1996 and currently celebrating over eleven years on Broad Street, is located at 208 West Broad Street in Historic Downtown Richmond, VA proudly along the First Fridays Art Walk.
 
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THE WATCHERS II BY SALLY VALENTINE
FARM SHACK AT ELDERSBURG BY MATT COWAN
MORNING FROST GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN BY MATT COWAN
CITY DWELLERS BY SALLY VALENTINE
PENNY FOR THOUGHTS RINGS BY WALLY TURFBOER
SOLDERING WITH WALLY TURFBOER
BREAKING ART APART AT VISUAL ART STUDIO
   This First Friday is August 1, 2014
   Next First Friday is September 5, 2014
BLOOP BY SUSAN HRIBERNIK
MAYMONT SUNDAY AFTERNOON BY SUSAN LAMSON
LOTUS BY PETER THAXTON
HOPE BY CHRIS SEMTNER
SALOME BY CHRIS SEMTNER
KRISPY KREME BY TERRIE POWERS $250.00
LOVE, FAITH, HOPE BOWL BY CINDY WALKER
THE LISTENING TREE DETAIL BY SALLIE VALENTINE
CITY SIREN BY RICCARDO TENTI
SEA SIREN BY RICCARDO TENTI
BY RICCARDO TENTI
LIFE'S WAITING ROOM BY CLARK FITCH
TRINITY BY GIA LABIDI
Anne Hart Chay stars as the Magic Finger Princess in the latest Film Production of The Lincoln Studio which can be viewed worldwide on YouTube. Simply click the dancing heart to your left to enjoy!
LIFES WAITING ROOM BY CLARK FITCH 
TRINITY BY GIA LABIDI
THESE RICCARDO TENTI PAINTINGS ARE FOR SALE FRAMED 12"x 18.5" FOR $150.00 EACH
Hand-crafted real mahogany, clay and acrylic 19"x1.25"x17"  SALE $650.00
22"x16" $265.00 (digital painting)
Hand-Crafted real Mahogany, Clay and Acrylic 19"x1.25"x 17" $650.00
Anne Hart Chay at the Susan Singer Expose
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Gallery HoursWed thru FridayNoon -6 pm,Sat Noon - 4 pm
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CURATOR ANNE HART CHAY

Yo Guatemala, new photography by Anne Hart Chay is a collection of images taken over the past Christmas holiday in Suchatepechez, Guatemala and the surrounding areas. Some of the images come from four wheeling up mountainsides then walking when the bumpy roads ran out. Others are of coffee pickers, children and venders. Anne Hart Chay is the founder of Visual Art Studio, one of the originating sites of the First Fridays Art Walk. She served on the board of Curated Culture for more than a decade and was equally honored to be a contributing member of the Arts District Task Force. She has showcased her drawings, paintings and photography in Virginia, NYC and London for the past 25 years. Her award winning art work is in public and private collections. Yo Guatemala is on display through Friday August 29, 2014. jpegs attached  

Choices, pastels by G.E. Hayob are on display through June 13, 2014. Choices are a collection of pastel paintings that tell a story of the choices we have to make, the struggles within, and the pull of the soul. These paintings depict the fine line between good and evil. We all could fall at any given moment and the old adage of "by the grace of God there go I" can be so true.

 Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about our Community Art Project and Installation with Terrie Powers! She gave a delightful Artist Talk Saturday May 10th that was followed by a Workshop where the public was invited free of charge to make their own Flying Path. We hope to have these installed overhead in the gallery window at Visual Art Studio in time for Broad Appetit Sunday June 1st.

Flying Path Project will remain on display through the end of summer.

 Special thanks to Culture Works of Richmond! Terrie Power's Flying Path Project is made possible by a grant from Culture Works of Richmond.

 The Flying Path Project is inspired by the design and purpose of the Tibetan prayer flags. Historically, Tibetan prayer flags were pictures and prayers, mantras of blessings, printed on square pieces of cloth in five different colors which represent the five elements. It was believed that health and harmony were promoted by using all five colors in order, together. The flags, when hung on a string across high places in the Himalayas, were blown by the wind to spread good will and compassion, and when the threads would fray off and blow away the good wishes were sent into the universe. The use of prayer flags had benefit to all, sending blessings to all around. This is the hope for our neighborhood with the Flying Path Project.

 Powers has chosen to create a path based on Dharma, the instructions for one's path. To quote Powers, "Life is a path in which events and people are all connected like on this string..." she will feature artwork and words hand painted on bright pieces of cotton, each approximately 15 inches square in the five colors representing the elements. Each, largely images of birds and related words, will be sewn on strong twine and hung overhead above the parking lot adjacent to Visual Art Studio.

 Additional thanks to Virginia Lee Properties, our neighbors, for their support of the arts and our community in allowing us to attached our Flying Path Project to their building as well.

 Terrie Powers is a Richmond, VA visual artist and scenic designer with the Virginia Repertory Theatre who has been exhibiting at Visual Art Studio for at least the last 13 years. She created our "Creativity" mural which greets visitors on our west wall near the entrance. It is one of eight four foot by eight foot panels in her Dharma series. Powers is one of Style's Woman in the Arts honorees for 2013, and has paintings in many private and corporate collections.


 G.E. HAYOB BIOGRAPHY
 Born and raised on a farm in Missouri, G.E. Hayob is probably best know for her portraits commissioned under her married name Elaine Bankston in charcoal, pastel and oil but has developed many styles of work since her art career began more than 3 1/2 decades ago. Her most recent portrait of Oliver Hill hangs in the Oliver Hill Courts Building in Downtown Richmond. She has painted over 2,000 portraits and has won numerous awards and ribbons in various exhibitions. For more info: www.elainebankston.com


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Jamaica Bound, new mixed media wall hangings by Orgia Labidi opening reception August 1, 2014. Jamaican Bound is on display through Friday October 31, 2014.

 Interviews and Reviews welcome! More info available by request Anne (804) 644-1368.

 These exhibitions are Free and Open to the Public.

"WHAT EVIL LURKS WITHIN" by G.E. HAYOB
Photography of SANTO TOMAS, GUATEMALA by ANNE HART CHAY
Photography of TIENDA, LAS CRUCES GUATEMALA by ANNE HART CHAY
"ECLAT BURST by AHN-VAN TRUONG
"FRESHLY CUT" by AHN-VAN TRUONG
ANNE & HER TWO MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS